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That sentiment really makes you think, doesn’t it? LOL! It’s Holly Brown posting today. These are some new stamps from Chapel Road and I wanted a feminine, yet distressed, feel on this card. I distressed the edges of the cardstock by sponging some brown ink as well as using a distress tool, and I used the Sanded Co’redinations technique on the eggplant background. The eggplant paper helps to offset all the masculine rusticity going on here. (Yeah, rusticity is a word, right?? LOL!) All these papers are from Paper Temptress. I absolutely adore the Brown Bag papers – so perfect for distressed techniques!

I lightly colored the lady and the horse with some chalks for a soft, sepia effect. I added some aged copper brads to finish off this card. Ribbon just didn’t look right, and twine was just too masculine, and lace just looked so out of place. The brads were the only thing that just looked right.

Stamps: Quips stamp set from Chapel Road
Ink: Timber Brown Stazon, Kraft, Suede
CS: all from Paper Temptress
Brown Basis cardstock
Eggplant Brown Bag cardstock
Speckled Kraft cardstock
Other: sponge, chalk, woodgrain embossing folder, aged copper brads, distress tool

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